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Riverside Tours Inc.

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Address: 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221
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+1 941-779-3606
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Riverside Tours Inc. offers narrated sightseeing, sunset, bar hopping,...

Riverside Tours Inc. offers narrated sightseeing, sunset, bar hopping, birthday, or custom boat tours up and down the Manatee River starting at $25 per person. Please go to manateeriversidetours.com for more information.941-779-3606

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nice day on the river

chartered the whole boat for a morning cruise with a group of sports car owners. had a gorgeous day of boating on the river with Capt. Tom and first mate Susan who gave narratives... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
ninetyninevette
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Sun City Center, Florida
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Denver, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Down River Day Trip provided a wonderful afternoon of water, nature and territorial exploration along the Manatee River and out into the Bay. Both Captain Tom and his awesome "first mate/tour guide/naturalist" Susan made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. Views are unrestricted from either side of the boat and delightfully informative and "inspirational" whether you relish an appreciation... More 

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Thank JB P
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife bought tickets for the holidays for the boat tour we had heard so much about. We could not have been more pleased with our decision! For the money, we haven't had that much fun in a long time. I saw all age groups on the boat and to a person they seemed to really be having a good... More 

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Thank vande1972
Sun City Center, Florida
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262 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

chartered the whole boat for a morning cruise with a group of sports car owners. had a gorgeous day of boating on the river with Capt. Tom and first mate Susan who gave narratives about the history and ecology of the area.

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Thank ninetyninevette
Bradenton, Florida
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

we chartered this boat for our boaters club and everyone had a wonderful time. the captain was very professional , as was his crew. the boat was nice and clean and comfortable. the trip down the river was timed perfectly with the sunset, which was beautiful. the crew played great music and there was much dancing. the whole evening was... More 

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Thank johnvomiami
SAINT PETERSBURG
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271 reviews
158 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I bought a two person Groupon for this tour after looking at the tour's website. The trips went at 10am 1pm and sunset. However, after getting the Groupon and actually trying to reserve a time, I found out the boat only goes when 10 people have already booked the trip. That means you can't plan the trip for your convenience... More 

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1 Thank ERIC S
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was a very enjoyable trip. The only "downside" is that all of the seats face the center and you are almost compelled to constantly turn your head to see the views as you ride along as all of the things to see are on either side of the boat. All in all, a nice day trip.

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Thank crdwork
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time, the couple that run the boat are very nice. They made a very enjoyable time. They take you all around the harbor and to the piers. You can bring your own food and drinks on board. The seats are comfortable.

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Thank PAtravler_13
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Tour was very unsatisfactory. Spent a good deal of time prior to the trip speaking to the captain about types of tours. One was the history/nature tour with a naturalist; the other a party/bar hopping cruise. I booked the nature cruise on a Sunday afternoon as did at least ten others. Problem was a group booked a party cruise. Without... More 

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2 Thank N3868TZpatc
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Captain Tom and Susan were wonderful captain and crew for our party! I am sorry to read the recent negative comments about these lovely tour operators! We had a fun filled 2 hours with music and dancing along the beautiful Manatee River. This was our second trip with them and we look forward to many more! They are accommodating, friendly... More 

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Thank bobbi b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nasty Captain had some sort of breakdown and started yelling at all of the customers before cancelling the trip. Poor management and even worse service. Do not waste your time or money, you will be disappointed.

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